Welcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news.
To help you stay up-to-date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention.
What’s New This Week?
Google+ Launches Tools for Business: Google is launching an initial set of Google+ features designed specifically for business. These new tools work through the Google Apps feature. “During this preview period, organizations that have gone Google will be able to use the business features of Google+ for free through the end of 2013.”
Twitter Launches Twitter Certified Products Program: To make it easier for businesses to find the right tools, Twitter is launching the Twitter Certified Products Program with a select group of Twitter developers.
Discussion From Our Networking Clubs: Thousands of social media marketers and small business owners are asking questions and helping others in our free Networking Clubs. Here are a few interesting discussions worth highlighting:
- Feedback on Twitter advertising
- Networking Club Blog Review of Creative Brew
- Facebook Guest Expert Amy Porterfield answers questions on Facebook engagement
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Important social media update currently rolling out:
Facebook Now Rolling Out Additional Page Post Targeting Options: Facebook marketers take note: this new feature, announced earlier this month, is currently rolling out. Facebook Page admins now have a selection to choose from to target updates posted on their Facebook Page wall.
Here are a few useful social media tools worth noting:
HubSpot Launches HubSpot 3: The new HubSpot 3 is integrated all-in-one marketing software with a whole suite of brand-new tools, including Calls-to-Action, Social Contacts and Landing Pages.
StatusPeople’s Fake Twitter Follower Check: A free tool to find out how many fake followers and friends you have on Twitter.
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